Rendala, the Mikea
A 62’ documentary directed in 2015 by Alain Rakotoarisoa
In the south-west of Madagascar lies a great dry forest. For centuries, the Mikeas lived there peacefully, out of hunting and food-gathering.
For the sake of the forest, strongly encouraged by an environmental protection program, Rendala left his birth place and the rest of his community for the little village of Andravitsazo, a few kilometers away, attracted by the modern world and the promise of a brighter future.
Five years later, he only found bitterness. Where are the water, medical center and school he had come for? What will he do next?
Festivals : Festival 5 Continents Du 17 au 28 mai 2017
Awards : - Luxor African Film Festival - Louxor, Égypte - Sélection, 2016